Essentrics

“Surgery is your only solution” – rarely!

Many clients who have come to see me as an herbalist/health coach repeat a similar story; after a quick diagnosis, their doctor has informed them that “surgery is your only solution”.  But they, like me, have enough concerns about infections (including MRSA), scar tissue complications and plain old mistakes, in a potentially life-threatening situation, to…

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Chronic vs. Acute

As you might guess, I do my best to stay away from antibiotics-but  when a hangnail picked up a staph infection and turned into this in 18 hours, I was happy to use them after a 25-year break! The D.O. I went to at Steamboat Medical Group tried to help me avoid having it lanced–but…

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Ankles and Feet and Toes–Oh, My!

While in Montreal for a recent teacher training, I was horrified to learn how much I have been gripping my toes–especially while performing Essentrics® moves like kicks and side-to-side movements. Now that I’m working on releasing my toes more and pressing into the three points (two under the sole; one under the heel) under each foot,…

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Vitamin D–Sun, Food or Pills?

Low Vitamin D? You may not need synthetic pills made in a laboratory which is usually all the doctors suggest when you show up low in Vitamin D on a blood test. Before deciding for yourself, consider this list of possible side effects from taking a supplement:   Kidney stones. Confusion or disorientation. Muscle weakness.…

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Midwest ESSENTRICS™ Getaway

Check out this YouTube video on my first ever workshop to combine Essentrics classes and interactive sessions on the best uses for herbal medicine. What could be better than a weekend of  ESSENTRICS™ classes taught by three fully-certified Level 4 Essentrics instructors in a beautiful place? One that also includes breakout sessions on various health topics…

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Unexpected benefits from frequent movement

I was impressed with this article from the New York Times that indicated that regular movement not only keeps you fit, but also keeps you happier. If you’re not in Steamboat , there is always Essentrics TV  available wherever  you have Wi-Fi or DVDs for purchase or… You can record classical stretch for free on…

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Essentrics Schedule + Weight Rebalancing

My New Year’s Intentions include: Weighing myself weekly Last winter, I put on 14 pounds after going to several months without weighing myself and getting addicted to sugar again which is so easy!   In my past, I’ve obsessed with weighing myself more than once a day which is not healthy either. Once a week…

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Take Your Workouts UP a Notch

UNLIMITED LIVE ESSENTRICS for your January Jumpstart + Discover Essentrics Workshop December 28th 9-11 AM First,  January Jumpstart–Two  instructors, 22 classes, one location: Sundance Studio (and a  complimentary copy of my book, Take Back Your Body) Cost for 22 Essentrics classes in January: $85  (Less than $4/class!)                    Results:…

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Common Sense Health Tips

I just reposted “20  nutrition facts that should be common sense – but aren’t”  on Facebook. One of my favorites is that eggs are one of the healthiest foods on the planet. I have very good friends who are bright and educated, yet order an egg white omelet which is devoid of most of the…

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‘Tis the Season…To Take it Up a Notch

It all starts with Halloween–or in my case, October 15th with birthday celebrations.  And if we don’t consciously choose otherwise, the slippery slope through U.S. Thanksgiving, Hannakuh, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and Kwanza can pack on the weight, leaving us feeling packed into our clothes, fatigued and often sick more often throughout the winter from…

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